It’s Monday and that means one thing, it time to get our butts in gear! To do this we need to make sure our hip external rotators, specifically our glutes and piriformis muscles are not tight and able to move the way they should move. Have you ever heard of piriformis syndrome? This is where your piriformis is so tight that it compresses your sciatic nerve, which then causes numbness and tingling down your leg. Not good! Let’s give your gluteus and piriformic muscles some love today!
Equipment needed: 1. Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2. Padded Mat (optional). Today is all about the glutes! We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of hips and shoulders.
We are starting off with a gluteus muscle/fascia release technique. Next we are working on end-range stretch isometrics for your glutes and piriformis muscles. The key is to stretch your glutes out as much as possible and then start to contract them. We are finishing up with a hip, core, and shoulder movement. This can be challenging with a straight leg, so if you are struggling, try keeping your knee bent. Your goal is to lift your leg and arm as high as you can.
Keep up the good work! You are getting that much better everyday with every routine. Take some time out today to be conscious of how better you are moving throughout your day and/or in the gym.
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